The series will star Batman's former sidekick Jason Todd as the morally ambiguous Red Hood, opposite former drug addict Roy Harper
- also known as Arsenal - and the ex-alien princess Starfire.
Lobdell claimed that despite initial impressions, Red Hood and the Outlaws will not be a standard team-up book; the main focus will be the three heroes dealing with issues from their past.
"Red Hood and the Outlaws is a comic about three super-powered individuals, not a team," Lobdell told Comic Book Resources. "There is no leader, and the first person to tell you that would be Jason.
"While he may eventually come to like having these people around him, having his back sometimes, he doesn't see them as teammates. They are just three people who all have some pretty beaten and battered skeletons in their closet."
Lobdell plans to use Lost-style flashbacks to fill new readers in on the character's tragic backstories as and when it is needed.
He also said that he has big plans for Jason Todd in the future, and wants to move beyond the idea of Todd being known as the unpopular Robin who died and became a villain.
"Like all great characters, Jason is going to grow, his branches reaching to the Heavens even as his roots as ex-Robin are still in the ground," Lobdell added.
Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 is due for publication on September 21.